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School-Age Education (A55440)

This curriculum prepares individuals to work with children in elementary throughmiddle grades in diverse learning environments. Students will combine learned theories with practice in actual settings with school-age children under the supervision of qualified teachers. Course work includes child growth/development; computer technology in education; physical/nutritional needs of school-age children; care and guidance of school-age children; and communication skills with families and children. Students will foster the cognitive/language, physical/motor, social/emotional, and creative development of school-age populations. Graduates are prepared to plan and implement developmentally appropriate programs in schoolaged environments. Employment opportunities include school-age teachers in child care programs, before/after-school programs, paraprofessional positions in public/ private schools, recreational centers, and other programs that work with school-age populations.

School-Age Education Semester Schedule

First Year – Fall Semester

ACA 122 College Transfer Success Credits: 1
EDU 119 Intro to Early Childhood Education Credits: 4
EDU 131 Child, Family, & Community Credits: 3
EDU 144 Child Development I Credits: 3
ENG 111 Writing and Inquiry Credits: 3
  EDU Elective I Credits: 1-3
    Credits: 15-17

First Year – Spring Semester

COM 231 Public Speaking Credits: 3
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ENG 112 Writing/Research in the Disciplines Credits: 3
EDU 145 Child Development II Credits: 3
EDU 158 Healthy Lifestyles-Youth Credits: 3
EDU 216 Foundations of Education Credits: 4
PSY 150 General Psychology Credits: 3
    Credits: 16

Second Year – Fall Semester

EDU 163 Classroom Mgt & Instruct Credits: 3
EDU 221 Children with Exceptionalities Credits: 3
EDU 289 Advanced Issues with School Age Children Credits: 2
  EDU Elective II Credits: 1-3
  EDU Elective III Credits: 1-3
  EDU Elective IV Credits: 1-3
    Credits: 11-17

Second Year – Spring Semester

EDU 271 Educational Technology Credits: 3
EDU 275 Effective Teacher Training Credits: 2
EDU 285 Internship Experiences-School Age Credits: 4
MAT 143 Quantitative Literacy Credits: 3
  Humanities/Fine Arts Elective* Credits: 3
    Credits: 15